Caritas Australia’s annual Lenten fundraising and awareness-raising appeal is an extraordinary, ongoing demonstration of the faith, love and generosity of the Catholic congregation and caring supporters throughout Australia to help end poverty, promote justice and uphold dignity.
Project Compassion demonstrates how love for our neighbours can transform lives each year.
We are sharing stories from people in Philippines, Timor Leste, Indigenous Australia, Vietnam, and Fiji. Their stories humble and inspire us, and show how your contributions to Project Compassion help people build better lives for themselves, their families and their communities.
St Peter’s College students, staff and families come together over the period of Lent to practice ‘Alms Giving’. Fundraising for Social Justice! Fundraising through Project Compassion is a fun way to help the world’s most vulnerable people and encourage others to love their neighbours.
Some of the fundraising initiatives undertaken by our students & staff in 2017:
- Pancake Tuesday
- Staff Dare Challenge
- 5 Cent coin line
- Project Compassion weekly donation box collections
- Easter Egg Raffles
- Lip-sync Battle
- Selling of lolly bags, icy-poles, & a Bake Sale
In Term 1, Harmony Day is celebrated across the College, with many fundraising activities undertaken, including the wearing of ‘Cultural Dress’ by students and staff, which attracts a ‘fine’.
Other activities include many stalls selling national food, and National Dress Parade and other activities where we all come together to celebrate our diverse cultural backgrounds.